My family thinks "house is too quiet,"
And also thinks "mom needs a pet"
I told them no more pets in this house
No matter how quiet it gets.
"Don't dare bring a cat, dog, nor bird here
I know you've been taking a poll
To decide what you think would work out here.
And, above all, NO fish in a bowl."
I knew I could visit a shelter
If I needed to pet someone's pet
Someone who took home a cute puppy
Not thinking 'bout how big he'd get.
It's not very far to the shelter